By KIBAMBA VICTOR
Bandari FC are now serious title contenders in the FKF premier league this season after smashing Kariobangi Sharks 2-0 on Sunday at the Kasarani Annex, moving four points behind the league leaders Kakamega Homeboys.
Having [Kakamega homeboys ] lost two points on Saturday against former FKF champions Gor Mahia after coming from behind and force a draw of 1-1, Bandari needed the three points to close the gap.
With only three games remaining to wind-up the season, the only coastal based side that play in the top tier is creating momentum to their fans maybe this is their time to snatch the title from Nairobi to coast for the first time in history.
Three months ago Bandari FC were nowhere to be found on the top four rather hanging on the mid-table after registering consecutive poor results under former coach Andrew Casa Mbungo.
The Dockers unveiled Andre Casa Mbungo as their new coach after the abrupt exit of Ken Odhiambo to rivals Sofapaka FC in January last year but he was sacked one year later.
Bandari decided to part ways with the Rwandan tactician due to a wake of poor results and appointed former AFC Leopards player Antony [modo] Kimani as their new head coach for the remaining campaign matches.
The Dockers were struggling under Casa Mbungo after winning only six matches in 18 rounds played and in the last 13 games before his departure he registered just two wins.
Kimani had one main assignment to wake up Bandari FC and take them back to their levels before the end of the season.
Since the appointment the squad has been firing their opponents and caught the eyes of many football fans in the country.
Antony Kimani has transformed Bandari FC to their livelihood again suffering just a single defeat in thirteen matches that he has been in charged since March.
Speaking with Baraka fm in his early days in charged Kimani denied the claims that Kakamega homeboys may end the season as champions since they were 10 points clear with only 14 matches remaining.
Kimani instead, made it clear that they will fight and try to push the Bernard Mwalala’s side until the end of the season and see the outcome which by now is convincing.
On Saturday Bandari will host Ulinzi stars at Mbaraki before facing Sofapaka and finish the campaign at home stadium as they will welcome Police FC.